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Following a complaint to my web host by the British Phonographic Industry
regarding links to MP3 music samples I feel I must respond :

The sound file section of this site is a very small part.. The samples were only 1 minute long and 80's songs (20 years old)We are not talking about the latest top 40 albums or singles which are freely available over the internet.Again I must stress these are EIGHTIES songs;songs people have in their loft hidden away on vinyl/tape.All they do is bring back memories for people. I do not believe that a few 80's MP3's samples are harming the record industry ; moreover they are making people buy the CD thus replacing their vinyl records. I know this argument would not have any credence with the record industry.

I would welcome their response to how links to few 80's mp3 samples are supposedly harming the record industry.

I would be interested to know if the artists featured on this site would welcome the free promotion they are given, or would they rather be left in obscurity?I know what I would choose.
Do the BPI really think a 1 minute sound sample is really going to affect their artists royalties?I don`t think so.What they are actually doing is depriving the 80s artist of much needed exposure and subsequently record sales.

Why don`t the BPI ask the artists featured on this site if they object to having a 1minute sample of their music featured ?Surely this would be fairer to everyone involved .

If anybody else has any thoughts please let me know.


April 2001.



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